With 30 years’ experience working in and managing business, Andrew Smyth is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance and business succession planning and SMSFs.

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Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth

Partner

ABOUT ANDREW SMYTH
Managing Partner

Andrew is the managing partner of the firm, and the partner in charge of the litigation section of the firm. He has practiced extensively in all areas of litigation, particularly commercial disputes, family law, and estate litigation. He is deputy chair of the Queensland Law Society Litigation Rules Committee.

Andrew’s practice focus is Estates, Trusts, Superannuation and Estate Planning.  He is an author of the Australian reference text “Estate Planning”, published by LexisNexis.

Andrew provides specialised assistance to commercial clients, business owners, and entrepreneurs, advising on and documenting arrangements for Asset Protection, Trusts, Estate Planning, Complex Wills, Superannuation and Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (aka LRBA or Instalment Warrants). He also advises both clients and members of the legal profession about the legal issues arising at the intersection between the Law and Information Technology.

With over 30 years’ experience working in and managing business, Andrew Smyth is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance, business succession planning and SMSFs.  

Andrew value adds to his clientele with technology and cybersecurity expertise.  Recognised by industry for this expertise in this field, he regularly advises the legal profession and commercial clients on conducting business in the complex cyber world.

Andrew is a regular presenter at legal and accounting industry seminars on legal topics of current interest and importance. 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 1994 - Admitted, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • 1992 - Admitted, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • 1991 - Bachelor of Laws
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
  • Co-author "Estate Planning", published by multinational legal publisher, LexisNexis
  • Presenting seminars on legal topics since 2013 for:
    Queensland Law Society
    Television Education Network
    Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA)
HONOURS & AWARDS
  • Red Cross - Award for ongoing support of their will day program 2003 - 2013
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member - Queensland Law Society
  • Member - Queensland Law Society's Litigation Rules Committee - a body which addresses issues arising with the operation of the Queensland Court process;
  • Member - Society of Trust and Estate Practioners
  • Member - Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia;
  • Member - Australian Legal Practice Manager's Association (ALPMA)
  • Justice of the Peace